Barack Obama is pulling out all the stops ahead of the 2020 election.On Wednesday, the former president asked Twitter users to text him so he could get a better understanding of what they are thinking before heading to the polls. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who was Obama’s vice president for eight years, is running against President Trump.
“All right, let’s try something new. If you’re in the United States, send me a text at 773-365-9687 — I want to hear how you’re doing, what’s on your mind, and how you’re planning on voting this year,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “I’ll be in touch from time to time to share what’s on my mind, too.”
Of course, it’s safe to say the former leader of the free world likely has a separate, private phone number for keeping in touch with friends and conducting business. However, the special number he is giving out to the public remains on brand with its 773 area code, which belongs to Obama’s adopted hometown of Chicago.